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How Much Do Black Child Lives Matter?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I strongly oppose capital punishment which Blanton and his evil co-conspirators so viciously inflicted. But I do support punishment which at least tries to proximate his heinous crime. This prisoner snuffed out four sacred child lives and escaped punishment for decades. He should die in prison for his inhumane atrocious crime.

The Bombing of U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam

ADST | Posted 07.27.2016 | World
ADST

On August 7, 1998, between 10:30 and 10:40 a.m. local time, the U.S. embassies in Nairobi , Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania were attacked in coordin...

I Never Got Used To The Sound Of War Planes In My Village

Walaa Chahine | Posted 07.18.2016 | World
Walaa Chahine

On July 12th, 2016, I woke to news that a bombing in a Shia-dominated district of Baghdad, Iraq had claimed the lives of 11 people and injured dozens. Immediately after, I heard someone joke that it was "just another day in Iraq".

Suicide Bombings Hit Three Saudi Cities In One Day

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.05.2016 | World

By Angus McDowall RIYADH (Reuters) - Suicide bombers struck three cities across Saudi Arabia on Monday, killing at least four security officers in an ...

Hair-Trigger Alert

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

And the War on Terror, which I call the War To Promote Terror, is still going on 15 years later, with no end in sight. The funding for it is unquestioned and seemingly limitless. The point of it is also unquestioned, except at the social and political margins.

Taliban Launch Spring Offensive with a Bloody Bang. Can the US Stop the Afghan Conflict?

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Abdullah Sharif

April 19 Big Bang (Photo: Afghanoutlook.net) On Tuesday April 19th, a powerful Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Device hit the headquarters of an Af...

The Terror Attacks in Brussels Prove Again That All Lives Really Don't Matter

Earnest Harris | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Earnest Harris

The constant coverage, the Twitter hashtags, the changed profile pics, the Belgian colors being used, all go to show how much we as a nation and world for that matter, only seem to care when Europeans die.

Who Is Blowing Up Turkish Cities One By One?

Mahir Zeynalov | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Mahir Zeynalov

The attacks appear to mark a new era in Turkish history, with a popular government unable to stem the violence haunting ordinary people in large, urban areas. The singularities the Erdogan government has ascribed itself, such as the political and economic stability, seem to be slowly fading away.

Dealing with a PR Disaster -- The U.S. Bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade

ADST | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
ADST

On May 7, 1999, during NATO's intervention in Yugoslavia, U.S. warplanes accidentally dropped laser-guided bombs on the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.  The strike was meant to target a warehouse storing Yugoslav munitions, but the maps given to NATO were out-of-date.

The Republicans Are Scaring Me Again

William Astore | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics
William Astore

It's simple, really: If you want more bombing, more killing, more war, more torture, more police, more walls and lower taxes on corporations (yes -- that came up too), vote Republican in November.

How to Convert a Terrorist in Three Grades or Less

Jeffrey E. Stern | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Jeffrey E. Stern

There was a child we will call Meena. She lived in Pakistan. She was a child of energy and initiative. She was six years old when she attempted her first terrorist attack.

Where's the Anti-War Movement?

William Astore | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
William Astore

When it comes to war and foreign policy, Americans face a Hobson's choice: the Democrats with drones and Special Ops and bombing against evildoers, or the Republicans with even more drones and Special Ops and bombing against even more evildoers. 

Bombs Away: The Disconcerting Common Factors

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

Among a rising bellicose chorus there are common and disturbing themes. First is the propensity to advocate bombing any contentious threat into oblivion. The second vital commonality is a total void in personal combat experience by most of these vocal proponents.

North Korea Blows up South Korean Airliner, 1987

ADST | Posted 01.20.2016 | World
ADST

Someone once described the dissolution of the USSR as a typical Soviet divorce -- you're no longer married but you're still forced to live in the same apartment. So it is with North and South Korea, which have had more than their share of animosity the past half century, which has, not surprisingly, affected the U.S. in one way or the other.

Here's What Russians Really Think About the War in Syria

Maria Snegovaya | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Maria Snegovaya

MOSCOW -- The majority of Russians have followed recent conflicts passively; they mostly voice the positions that were communicated to them by state TV channels and their support of Russian military actions in Syria is more reflective of the power of popular TV shows than the actual mobilization of the society.

The Suez Crisis -- And A Different Side of Nasser

ADST | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
ADST

Gamal Abdel Nasser was one of the most influential modern-day leaders in the Middle East. He took a hard-line approach towards Western domination of Egypt and the rest of the Arab world.

Eyes of the Dragon -- Under Surveillance in China

ADST | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
ADST

The extent of the surveillance operations of the Soviet KGB is legendary, but the Soviet Union was not the only country to maintain an intelligence service.

Operation Rolling Thunder: Behind the Fog of War

ADST | Posted 09.04.2015 | World
ADST

The call by South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Khánh on July 19, 1964 to expand the Vietnam conflict led to an operation of gradual and sustained U.S. aerial bombardment of North Vietnam known as Operation Rolling Thunder.

The 1998 Bombing of Embassy Nairobi

ADST | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
ADST

I thought the building was going to collapse, and I was pretty sure I was going to die. At the same time I was calmly thinking "this building is going to fall and I'm going to die." I vaguely remember a shadow, like a white cloud, moving past me and the rattle of the tea cup.

After 21 Years of Impunity, Trial on Terrorist Attack Cover-up in Argentina Begins

Gastón Chillier | Posted 08.06.2015 | World
Gastón Chillier

After years of frustration and disappointment, AMIA victims and their families, will finally get to see former Argentine President Carlos Menem, a former intelligence chief, ex-judge Galeano, two former federal prosecutors, a high-ranking federal police chief, and seven others stand trial.

How Churches Can Protect Themselves From Violence

John A. Tures | Posted 08.03.2015 | Crime
John A. Tures

A young domestic terrorist opens fire at a prayer meeting at a Charleston bible study, killing nine in an attempt to ignite a race war. Now two churc...

Turkey Bombs Syria

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.27.2016 | World
Jeff Danziger

Who am I supposed to bomb?

Viewing Ourselves In and Out of Context

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To view ourselves in the context of our background, history and the present, is an essential aspect of self-acceptance.

94 Times Black Churches Have Been Violently Attacked

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

UPDATE: This piece has been updated to reflect recent church burnings that have occurred in the week since the shooting in Charleston. When Dylann...

How Many More Wars?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All those who criticize President Obama's handling of foreign policy -- which includes the entire Republican presidential field, it almost goes without saying -- should really have to detail precisely what they'd do differently. The voters really do deserve an answer to this question, since these people are running to take Obama's place in the White House.